The Corporation Advisory Group is a group of elected Kokatha people, plus 2 independent members, who play a vital role within the framework that is KAC. However the role and the responsibilities of this group is different to those of the previous Boards. Below is an example of how the CAG works and how it may differ from what some Kokatha members are used to.
WHO ARE THE CAG?
A group appointed after being nominated by members, plus 2 independent members.. They are deemed to have appropriate business knowledge and skill appropriate for these Corporate roles
WHY ARE THEY NOT CALLED THE BOARD?
KAC is currently under Special Adminstration and as a result the Special Administrator is considered the Board. The role the CAG plays is to work with the Special Administrator on board-like matters and ensure feedback and representation from the Kokatha community.
THE CAG AND FAMILY REPRESENTATION
The CAG are not there to represent individual families. They have a non-negotiable responsibility to represent ALL Kokatha People. Whilst in the past it may have been considered that the members of the Board represent the interests of their family, this is no longer the case. All Kokatha People are represented by the CAG.
The Culture and Heritage Committee however is made up of one representative of each of the 15 Kokatha family groups, as nominated by each of the family groups. This committee makes recommendation to the CAG regarding matters of Culture and Heritage.
WHAT ROLES DO THEY HAVE?
The CAG work with the Board on Corporation matters relating to Change Strategy, Corporate Governance, Directors Duties, Rule Book, and Financial Oversight.
ARE THERE LIMITATIONS TO THEIR ROLE?
Yes. Neither the Board or the CAG operate the Corporation. That is specifically the role of the CEO of KAC.
They are also unable to organise for employment or approval of applications for grants etc. These areas are managed by KAC and follow Policy and Procedures. For example, there is a RECRUITMENT & SELECTION POLICY/PROCEDURE in place that ensures legal, fair and equitable employment practice now occurs.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SPECIAL ADMINISTRATION ENDS?
The CAG is considered the Pre-Board and at the end of the Special Administration, in preparation for hand-back of the Corporation, the new KAC Board will be chosen from the CAG.